The horror news has just been brimming with excitement lately! And, of course, no horror news would be complete without the mention of our friend John Carpenter. Filmmakers, get out your notebooks and cameras, it is time to get cracking!


Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network recently announced “The People’s Network Showcase,” a series dedicated to showcasing short works from independent filmmakers.  Quarterly, two episodes catered to a dedicated genre, will air to audiences.

Horror Icon, John Carpenter will host a special, premiere kickoff aptly named, The People’s Network Showcase: Horror EditionOctober, 30th, 8:00 PM, EST. The episode will be geared towards ten shorts as part of El Rey’s month-long “Blood, Sweat and Fears” horror programming.

Legendary horror mastermind John Carpenter will kick things off, hosting the premiere episode, The People’s Network Showcase: Horror Edition, on October 30 at 8:00 PM EST.

The follow shorts are set to premiere on the episode:

THE SMILING MANDirected by AJ Briones
A little girl home alone finds herself face-to- face with pure evil.

ELI ROTH PRESENTS: CHAINSAWDirected by David Dinetz and Dylan Trussell
A bickering couple enters a haunted house with a mad man on the loose. They’re splitting apart tonight.

THE VISITANTDirected by Nick Peterson
A mother protects her children from a demon inside their home.

NEARSIGHTEDDirected by Joe Price
When Miguel takes out his contacts to get ready for bed, through his blurred vision, he realizes there is something horrendous within his apartment. The biggest problem is, without his contacts, Miguel is truly helpless.

DRUDGEDirected by Kheireddine El-Helou
What was supposed to be a romantic night in for a young couple, quickly turns into a terrifying encounter with Drudge.

JACK THE RIPPER | Directed by Nick and Lexie Trivundza
As we follow the infamous killer Jack the Ripper on one of his evenings out in the city, we enter a world somewhere between Sin City and the Opening Titles of Mad Men.

ALL YOU CAN EAT | Directed by Tommy Groth
Did you have nightmares about clowns when you were a child? Do you still have nightmares? All You Can Eat will confirm your fear because in a small town lives an ordinary clown with extraordinary secrets.

COME OUT AND PLAY | Directed by Pablo Olmos Arrayales
Brenda is alone at her house. All her friends have left and she is about to clean her house but she sees on the table the game board they were playing a minutes ago: Ouija. She doesnt believe in any paranormal activity. So, as a joke, she sits down and ask the ouija if she is really home alone.

LOVE AND DATING IN L.A.| Directed by Alex Russell
A vicious serial killer looks for love in the City of Angels… and finds rich pickings.

LEAVES | Directed by Pablo Olmos Arrayales
Leaves tells the story of a couple that get deep into the forest. Once there, the girl finds a beautiful unicorn figure on the ground. Maybe somebody lost it or maybe somebody left it there.